The following paintings are from the Joan Fullerton workshop I took at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL the first weekend in November. Joan was excellent at making new territory so much fun! I am normally not a very intuitive or an abstract thinker. But she gave us some guidelines that could be applied anywhere on our paper or canvas.
This was done with acrylic paint, silver leaf that I stained with blue paint, a tree stencil in the sky area with clear gel that made a neat texture when dry.
Acrylic paint-black and buff, gesso,text magazine pieces, stencils, pen marks, music score. We all used our own materials but were to use only black and white paint.
This one has a theme of linking land masses with bridges to that say we are all connected.
This one has layers of paper and stencils. I used a mask of a crow photo to expose what I had covered with the paint. I then added the tree stencil.
This was the first one we did. It is acrylics on watercolor paper.
I think I need to do some more work on this one. But it reminds me of tornadoes, so maybe I will develop that with a landscape and an angry sky?
Below are some pictures I took at The Pearl District in San Antonio, TX while visiting my mother. This is part of a beautiful hotel that has been done in a refurbished factory. I love the sort of steam-punk feel!
Have a great week!